MYTH: Braiding hair too tight won’t cause breakage
“In some cases braiding the hair will cause breakage, but this depends on the strength of your hair. If you keep your hair braided year-around, allow your hair to rest for at least 3 months during a 12-month period. You should not be braiding the hair continually, otherwise you will cause stress to the stands. Letting the hair breathe will allow you to build up your strands’ protein to prevent breakage,” says Washington.